Coast Guard rescues 2 people from vessel taking on water

Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter

Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo

NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard rescued two people from their vessel near Venice, Louisiana, Wednesday.

Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a notification at 7:25 p.m. of two people aboard the fishing vessel Lady B as it was taking on water.

Watchstanders directed the launch of a Coast Guard Air Station Mobile MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew and a Coast Guard Station Venice 24-foot Special Purpose Craft boatcrew at 7:36 p.m.

The aircrew arrived on scene at 8:43 p.m. and safely hoisted the two people from the submerging vessel and transported them back to Air Station New Orleans.

The survivors were reported in stable condition.

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